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St John the Baptist, Little St John Street

St John the Baptist, Little St John Street, Vicars Lane, Chester CH1 1QX View on map

Built c1075 as a Cathedral on the site of a Saxon minster and principal place of pilgrimage. Became a parish church after the Reformation. Choir and transepts ruined but Norman arcading and crossing remain with early English triforium and clerestory. Victorian stained glass by Edward Frampton and Clayton & Bell.


Opening Arrangements

We aim to be open everyday except Christmas Day between 10am-3.30pm Winter, 10am-4pm Summer


In the centre of Chester between Roman Amphitheatre and Grosvenor Park. Rail: Chester (¾ mile). Bus: City Centre buses stop outside.

Parking Spaces


NCP Car park in Pepper Street

Disabled Access

  • Wheelchair access: Yes
  • Disabled Toilets: Yes
  • Assistance dogs: Yes